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Happy birthday Alf Garnett, you daft, reactionary old git

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I think the main reason that it was so popular in the 60s was because Alf said what most people were thinking, at least that was what my family and I thought.

Looking back at it today (I remember the first series) and applying the present day liberal left PC agenda it was a program that would have the multi-culti brethren up in arms although it would still resonate with a large number of people today.

As I understand it, Speight was torn between having a success that almost had a life of its own and his leftist views. The fact that so many people agreed with Alf didn't help either.

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